For more than three decades architect Michael Reynolds and his students have devoted their lives to advancing the art of Earthship Biotecture by building self-sufficient, off-the-grid communities using recyclable goods such as beer cans, car tires and water bottles. However, for the renegade architect these experimental structures that do not meet state standards create conflict between Reynolds and the authorities, who are backed by big business.
Frustrated by outdated legislation, Reynolds lobbies for the right to create a sustainable living test site. While the politicians hum and ha, mother nature strikes, leaving communities devastated by tsunamis and hurricanes.
Shot over three years and in four countries, this film details how Reynolds and his crew used their pioneering skills to those who need it most.